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Rewards & Benefits

It’s not just about bringing the best talent to British Airways. We want to make sure our colleagues are in it for the long-haul once they join us

That's why our rewards go far beyond a competitive salary, with benefits that can help you save for the future, make what you earn go further, and fit with what's important to you.

We recognise that all the people who work with us should feel valued for the part they play.

Pay & bonus

You'll receive a market competitive salary that reflects the role that you do. Individual bonuses are also given in line with our financial, operational, and personal performance.


We offer a market-leading defined contribution (DC) pension. Colleagues are enrolled at 2% employee contributions and 7% employer, with the option to increase your contributions to either 5% and 11% or 6% and 15% depending on your role.

Flexible Benefits Scheme

Choose from benefits including critical illness cover, cycle to work, additional life insurance cover, private medical insurance, dental plan, tech scheme, and healthcare cash plan.

Flexible working

Flexible working is part of our culture here at British Airways. Options are available based on business and operational requirements.

Training & Development

Every role at British Airways comes with the scope to learn and grow. There is always an investment in upskilling our colleagues.

Tech Scheme

Get up to £1,500 towards tech purchases, including white goods, with the cost spread over 12 months through your salary.

Family Leave

As well as parental, co-parental and shared-parental leave, we offer all primary parents the option to return to work on a reduced hours arrangement, paid at their normal basic pay for up to six months.

Electric car & parking

Eligible colleagues can access a fully-maintained electric car through salary sacrifice. For all colleagues we also offer free car parking at our West Base site near Heathrow for up to two weeks when you go on holiday.

Cycle to Work

Eligible colleagues can participate in this scheme to purchase a bike. This benefit is subject to salary sacrifice, so you will make tax and NI savings.


We'll pay the cost of an annual membership upfront, which will then be deducted from your pay over 12 months. Colleagues on a permanent contract will be eligible for this benefit after three months.

Season ticket loans

The Season Ticket Loan Scheme allows you to purchase an annual season ticket for your train and/or tube journey to work and spread the cost, which is deducted from your salary, over 10 months. You will be eligible for this benefit after three months.

Heathrow Express

Whether you are commuting to Heathrow or heading off on holiday, you’ll be entitled to buy Express Saver tickets with a 75% discount.

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Fly the world

British Airways colleagues get access to brilliant staff travel benefits from the day of joining. This includes unlimited basic and premium standby tickets on British Airways, and up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.

After six months, you’ll also be eligible for concessions on other airlines with whom British Airways has an agreement.

After one year, you will receive an Annual Bookable Concession which is upgradeable to either First or Club.